Meet Steve Simon

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Steve has spent his 26-year career as an attorney practicing in the field of labor and employment law.  For most of his career, he has exclusively represented employees in disputes with their employers.  Steve is proud to have vigorously pursued claims in court on behalf of clients who were victims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, among other types of injustice suffered in the workplace.

Steve also has been a leader in the community. He and his wife, Maureen, have lived for more than two decades in Pleasant Ridge, and nearby Ridgewood, where they raised their two sons. Steve took a leadership role by serving as president of the Pleasant Ridge Community Council. He spearheaded a years-long effort to desegregate the neighborhood’s elementary school, which sadly had been abandoned by the middle-class long ago. 

The culmination of these grass-roots efforts was the opening in 2008 of Pleasant Ridge Montessori, the first-of-its-kind neighborhood Montessori public school. The student body, which included his oldest son, was transformed from mostly low-income, African-American to an economically and racially diverse group of children reflective of the diversity of families living in the neighborhood. The school is now an anchor of the community for all residents of every background.

Steve is committed to fostering collegiality among attorneys practicing in Cincinnati, and he has been a leader in this area too.  For much of his career he has served as an officer of a Cincinnati Bar Association practice group. This group holds regular meetings educating local lawyers about current legal issues in the area of labor and employment law, and Steve has been a frequent speaker.  He also currently serves on the bar association’s Ethics Committee and is a board member of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation, which funds charitable work in the community.

Steve and Maureen are currently enjoying their quasi-empty-nest status, as their two sons (graduates of Walnut Hills High School) are away from home at Ohio State University.  This leaves the couple substantially more time to give the family’s two dogs, Betty and Morris, the undivided attention they deserve.

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